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Seeking Arrangement caters to a very specific type of relationship, but the lessons here should apply to other dating sites and even to other aspects of digital life, Leroy Velasquez, a Seeking Arrangement spokesman, tells . It's a really crappy version of what a man or woman would get on a dating profile," he says."Because of the fact that we do cater to wealthy demographic, we do get an influx of scammers," he says. Seeking Arrangement got its latest stats from screening new profiles over 10 months.First, we are disabling the account because, in some cases, the spammer has added a new contact email address and removed the old one.We then ask that the rightful owner to contact our user operations team via this contact form: We're reminding users to be very suspicious of anyone, even friends, who ask you over the Internet to send money.
A former university colleague ("Evan") passed along this Facebook conversation, which he promises really happened to him.
Scammer talk a lot about spirituality in the messages they send, too.
Velasquez thinks this helps them seem more moral and trustworthy.
The profiles first go through automated screening software, which flags both traits in the profile, such as certain ethnicities, and things that aren't visible in the profile, such as certain IP addresses and even certain passwords that scammers seem to like more than other people.
Then a person on staff looks through the flagged profiles and decides whom to ban, Velasquez says.